Expedite your entry to the United States with Global Entry, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Trusted Traveler program intended to expedite clearance. Global Entry is available for all pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon airport arrival in the United States.
Clear Immigration and Customs Quicker
As a Global Entry member, you can skip the lines and paperwork at participating airports when arriving to the U.S. from an international destination. Additional membership benefits include:
- User-friendly automated kiosks
- No paper customs declaration form
- Reduced wait times
How it Works
Upon arrival, simply proceed to a Global Entry kiosk, present your machine-readable passport or U.S. permanent resident card, and place your fingertips on the scanner for fingerprint verification. After making your customs declaration, you will receive a transaction receipt that directs you to the baggage claim and exit.
Global Entry is currently available at several international airports, including:
- New York Kennedy (JFK)
- Chicago O'Hare (ORD)
- Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW)
Clear Customs Before You Arrive
If you're flying back to the U.S. from any of the cities below, you will clear Customs and Immigration before your U.S.-bound flight departs rather than upon arrival. Global Entry is available at these airports to help expedite your travel:
- Calgary (YYC)
- Montreal (YUL)
- Ottawa (YOW)
- Toronto (YYZ)
- Vancouver (YVR)
- Dublin, Ireland (DUB)
Who is Eligible to Participate?
You're eligible to participate if you are a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, a Dutch citizen or a Mexican national. Simply visit globalentry.gov for details.
How Else Can I Simplify My Airport Experience?
You might benefit from other programs also designed to streamline your travel experience.
Speed through airport screening areas with the TSA's expedited screening program. Plus, certain members of CBP's Trusted Traveler programs, including Global Entry, SENTRI and NEXUS who are U.S. citizens and Canadian citizens are eligible to participate in TSA PreCheck.
Learn about becoming a participant
Expedited Entry into the United States and Canada
Travel faster between the United States and Canada through NEXUS-dedicated lanes and airport kiosks. Find out how you can benefit from this program if you are a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. or Canada.
Learn more about NEXUS
Expedited Entry between the United States and Mexico
Cut your commute time between the U.S. and Mexico with access to dedicated commuter lanes at southern land border ports. If you frequently travel between these neighboring countries, find out where SENTRI is available.
Learn more about SENTRI
Expedited ORD "1-Stop" Clearance
Enjoy faster Customs and passport control at Chicago O'Hare International Airport with the 1-Stop service program. The 1-Stop program streamlines the entry process and is available to all travelers who arrive at Chicago O'Hare International Airport Terminal 5 with proper documentation and carry-on bags only. These special 1-Stop lanes are open daily between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. CST.
Learn more about 1-Stop Clearance